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RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

The FCC or Congress could stop these retransmission disputes from using the viewers as hostages by allowing the service providers to use out of market stations during blackouts. :R You do realize that FCC AND Congress ALLOWED this to happen by changing the rules/laws to allow OTA TV stations to DEMAND "payment" to those stations in order for Cable AND Satellite providers to be able to rebroadcast those Stations? Station owners felt they were being "cheated" out of revenue as Cable and Sat markets grew and lobbied to get a ruling in favor of the TV station owners.. Additionally, you do realize that in most areas of the US you CAN also BYPASS the dish or cable and view the OTA channels DIRECTLY without the middle man? Just takes a OTA antenna and flipping your TV to OTA channels.. Not impossible and you WILL get a much better pix in full HD (you only get SD OTA channel quality on Dish).. Not to mention using OTA you get the additional SUBCHANNELS of each OTA broadcast channel.. Dish does not provide those channels and I suspect neither does Direct or most cable systems.. Except for the millions of us that are too far from any broadcasting towers to receive OTA. Chuck
chuckbear 11/27/20 02:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

Try one of these, you'll have to be extremely patient & lucky, but it beats leaving that thing in there. Thanks. I have ordered one of these. Hope it does the job. Chuck
chuckbear 11/08/20 10:29am General RVing Issues
Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

I bought one of these to clean my hot Water tank. Five seconds after I started, the long tube blew off inside the water heater where it now permanently resides. I don't know what this means for the future of the water heater but would advise others to use extreme caution in using this poorly designed and manufactured device. Chuck
chuckbear 11/08/20 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Options to Winegard Trav'ler

We have both the Travl'er and a portable dish. In almost every park we have been in that has so much tree cover the Winegard did not get a signal, we couldn't find a place for the portable that could get a signal either. Chuck
chuckbear 11/05/20 08:17am Technology Corner
RE: Mobley Sim Card Routers

Have read some negative reviews on the M1 which is why I ask. Chuck
chuckbear 09/15/20 04:37pm Technology Corner
Mobley Sim Card Routers

I would like some feedback from anyone that is using their Mobley Sim in a Netgear Nighthawk M1 on how it is working and how long you have been using it. Also, what else is anyone else using with the Mobley Sim. I need to replace my 815S so looking for any other devices. Chuck
chuckbear 09/15/20 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: Solar Panel Wiring on Rubber Roof

I put the wires in the gray flexible plastic conduit (Lowes/HD) and used Dicor Self Leveling for the "glue" to hold it down seven years ago and still in place. That is kind of what I was thinking and I'm glad to hear you've had success. I don't want to leave the cables exposed to the elements and have been wondering what to enclose them in. I take it your roof is rubber as well? Do you have any photos? Thanks for all the replies from everyone. I did this a few years ago with the wiring and coax for my sat dish. It is still holding up fine. BUT, be sure to coat the plastic conduit or the UV will make it so brittle it will fall apart over time. I coated mine with Hengs roof coating. Chuck
chuckbear 09/11/20 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

And MTV was going to kill the radio. How did that work out? Chuck
chuckbear 09/07/20 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Update

Streaming does not work for everyone and is not available everywhere. If you don't leave your home where you have high-speed internet, I suppose it is great. For those of us that travel, maybe not so much. We spend lots of time in places that don't even have cell service, let alone internet for streaming. Add to that the cost for data to do any serious streaming while on the road, and it will probably cost more than satellite. We do have occasions where the trees block the sats, but that is seldom and we can often just move to another spot in the same park and problem solved. The demise of satellite has been discussed for years, yet they are still around and will be for some time to come. If streaming works for you, great, but know the limitations first before you dump everything else if that is your favorite form of entertainment. Get all the facts rather than opinions. We'll hold on to our Dish subscription for a while. Chuck
chuckbear 08/30/20 02:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

My god, timmac has to stir up this same old story time after time if he can't find someone already discussing satellite service. His predictions of DirecTV's demise next year has been going on for years. Responding just feeds into his craziness. Maybe someone should dig up information on the internet about his demise by next year. That would be a better discussion than this same tired old rhetoric. He apparently has an ax to grind with DirecTV and has made it his mission in life. Too bad he has to bring it here constantly. If you like DirecTV, keep it. They are not going anywhere anytime soon. If you don't like it, move on. His streaming pitch is not for everyone. We use it but not as a replacement for our satellite service. It doesn't work for us any many others. If streaming works for you, great, but we don't need to hear over and over how we will all lose our satellite service soon. Most of the business DirecTV lost went to Dish, which if you don't know, is a satellite provider. Give us all a break. Chuck
chuckbear 08/30/20 01:56pm Technology Corner
RE: door lock won't open

The Trimark door lock failed on our Class C.....could not open door. Ultimately found out that Trimark T-507 lock assemblies had a defect.....the latch bolt was made out of pot metal.....many broke over the years. The new ones now are made of steel. This is not the same issue as a lock cylinder failing, which many have done. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: door lock won't open

Ours is a Trimark and the deadbolt key no longer works in the lock. Fortunately, we were able to finally unlock it and get in but we no longer use it. Just the door latch lock. These Trimark door handle/locks are junk and fail often leaving owners locked out of the rig. We are looking for alternatives to Trimark. This is our third lock that has failed. The deadbolt works using the inside locking lever so the problem is the cylinder which can't be replaced. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Planning solar system for 1995 Fleetwood Southwind

Our '99 Bounder has plenty of room on the roof for solar panels. But my reservations has been the fact that most campgrounds and even boondocking sites are tree-covered. I don't want to spend a lot of money for very little return. Just looking for some feedback. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Latest travel warning

I think they issued the exact same advisory word for word for travel to Florida. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Savannah, GA or lower SC along I-95

We use Savannah RV Resort when going north or coming south on 95. Chuck
chuckbear 07/29/20 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AC went out after getting unplugged?

Go up on the roof and pull the AC cover off. Check the start capacitor to see if it blew out. If you don't know how to check one, do a Google search. If you're still not comfortable, call an AC tech. Chuck
chuckbear 07/26/20 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck Sounds like you live in a sad world, do us a favor and stay there. I live in a very happy world and a very full life thank you. I suspect you might be one of those people that fall into this category. Why else would you find the need to make a statement like this since you don't know anything about me or my life? Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 02:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 08:40am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

You're going to see more and more of these types of reviews as the flood of new and inexperienced RV owners hit the parks. Things aren't going to be as rosy as the RV salesman told them it was going to be and the bad reviews will roll in. We just read between the lines and try to find the appropriate information that actually makes sense and ignore the rest. Reviews can still be used to determine the right choice, it just takes a little more work. Chuck
chuckbear 07/12/20 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

Coming from the boating community, we often would get two to ten boats together that were heading in the same direction. Many were new boaters that just wanted the security of having someone else along. We all got together before each leg of the trip and discussed our departure, route and stops. If anyone wanted to go their separate ways, we wished them a safe passage. We traveled together for the most part and often agreed to stops and side trips. Everyone paid their own expenses. We would make marina reservations as a group for each stop. These same things can be accomplished with an RV. Just start asking around and posting in RV forums. I would bet you could put a group together and keep your ten grand in the bank for a while. You would also probably find some experienced RVers or folks that have made the trip before to help lead the group. Good luck in whatever your choice is. Chuck
chuckbear 07/09/20 10:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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